For the last July giveaway (can you believe how this month has flown by!), Bridal Bubbly wanted to do something special to celebrate our blog relaunch. So we teamed up with some folks who have their own reason to celebrate: Hampton Paper Designs.
Hampton Paper has always been a chic source for handcrafted stationary, but the company just rolled out their very own bridal line, and it’s already making a big splash in the industry. You may have seen their work in a recent issue of OK! Magazine—HPD provided the entire paper ensemble at the celebrity wedding of Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!). We’re talking invitations, response cards, menu cards, place cards, table cards, programs, and even stickers for favors and welcome bags—Hampton Paper does it all, and it’s all totally gorgeous.
We had a chance to speak with the lovely Kristin Mika, the owner of Hampton Paper Designs, about where she gets her inspiration and what advice she’d offer brides.
How did you start Hampton Paper?
Hampton Paper Designs was created to fill a void I noticed while shopping for birth announcements after my younger son, Jackson, was born. I was looking for a perfect balance of style and simplicity with images that were classic. I called upon a close family friend and talented artist, Lucy Borge and she started me off with several hand-painted images. The idea of Hampton Paper Designs had always been in the back of my mind and on this occasion I just decided that the time was right to give it a go.
What is your favorite part of your business?
Constantly expanding our available images and seeing the new ones in print. I also love picking up custom orders from the printer. You can’t beat the excitement of finally seeing a final product that a client and I agonized over, opening the box and seeing that it came out exactly as we had envisioned. That is so rewarding for me.
How would you define Hampton Paper's style?
Hampton Paper's style is actually a reflection of my personal style, simple and classic. Typically I can be found in jeans or black pants and a crisp white shirt with a great piece of jewelry.
What inspires you?
Everything and everyone! I am constantly thinking of new images and products for the line based on my experiences and I like to think that is what helps me to keep Hampton Paper Designs growing and evolving. Many of the images were inspired from my childhood memories such as the Magnolia and Windmill.
What is your favorite design?
My favorite designs change frequently-- I easily fall in love with new images! My current favorite is the mailbox since we are moving and I can’t wait to use it on the “Just Moved” cards.
What is your most popular?
The Adirondack Chair. It’s a client favorite. We see it used on correspondence cards, notepads for beach houses, invitations for summer parties and for weddings.
What is one bit of advice you'd offer brides?
Hire a wedding planner! Next to marrying the right guy, it was one of the best decisions I made at the time! (Full disclosure: Laura was her wedding planner over 13 years ago!)
Now thanks to Kristin, Hampton Paper is offering Bridal Bubbly readers the chance to win a $100.00 gift certificate to be used on any of the company’s wedding stationery portfolio. To enter the drawing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Hampton Paper Designs as your subject line.
Thanks so much to Kristin and the entire team at Hampton Paper Designs for this wonderful giveaway!
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